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Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) is a nonprofit child advocacy organization that has worked relentlessly for more than 40 years to ensure a level playing field for all children.  We champion policies and programs that lift children out of poverty; protect them from abuse and neglect; and ensure their access to health care, quality education and a moral and spiritual foundation.

We are a national organization – headquartered in Washington, D.C. with offices around the country – and have the capacity to work for children at the federal, state and community levels.  The Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio (CDF-Ohio) office was established in 1981.  For more than 35 years, we have been a voice advocating for children.

Our Internships

The CDF-Ohio team offers year-round, part-time, unpaid internship opportunities for college undergraduate and graduate-level students to experience child advocacy work firsthand in our Columbus office.

CDF-Ohio is currently seeking students with excellent written, analytical, oral and presentation skills who have a passion for working on behalf of children and an interest in public policy.

Internship Details

The CDF-Ohio Internship will provide invaluable nonprofit experience to students, providing exposure not only to the nonprofit world but also the world of child advocacy and a wide range of issues impacting Ohio children.

CDF-Ohio interns will:

  • assist the policy team by conducting research
  • analyze and compile data and information
  • monitor state and federal legislation
  • write, review and/or edit draft publications, issue briefs, and communications on child policy issues
  • coordinate and attend legislative hearings and other events
  • help identify emerging social and economic trends that impact Ohio families
  • assist with communications and outreach, nonprofit administration and event logistics

Join the team!



Please email Pam Kreber at or call 614.221.2244.

Summer 2018 Interns
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